AAPA Seaports Advisory
May 17, 2016
The Government of Canada has appointed business leader and philanthropist Jim Spatz as its representative on the board of directors of the Halifax Port Authority. Retired marine industry manager Rodney Gisclair, Sr., was sworn in May 11 as a member of the Greater Lafourche Port Commission, the nine-member body that governs Port Fourchon. The Port of Vancouver USA board of commissioners has appointed Julianna Marler the port’s interim CEO, effective May 20. Current CEO Todd Coleman departs on May 19.
Eco Seal Protective Coatings
CohuHD Costar LLC
Port of Long Beach
Puretech Systems, Inc.
West Plains LLC will modernize and reactivate the Port of Brownsville’s long idle grain elevator pursuant to a lease agreement approved May 4 by the Brownsville Navigation District board. Port Panama City on Florida’s Gulf Coast plans to virtually double cargo throughput capacity with the development of a forest products terminal on a newly acquired waterfront tract. San Francisco’s underutilized Pier 80 will become an auto import/export center under a 15-year marine terminal management agreement with Pasha Automotive Services approved May 10 by the San Francisco Port Commission.
Port Saint John‘s 28th cruise season opened April 29 with the docking of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Balmoral and her 900 passengers at Diamond Jubilee Cruise Terminal.
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services has affirmed its BBB+ rating on the Virgin Islands Port Authority's 2014A, B, and C marine revenue bonds. It also has classified VIPA’s financial outlook as "stable." 
Georgia-based PortFresh Logistics plans to build a 100,000-square-foot cold treatment facility dedicated to perishable cargoes imported through the Port of Savannah.
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is honoring 12 cargo shipping and three cruise lines with Blue Circle Awards for 2015 for making "environmental choices that go above and beyond regulatory requirements to reduce air emissions."
Florida Seaports: A Global Threshold- 2016-2020 Five-Year Florida Seaport Mission Plan provides updated data on Florida’s international trade and cargo and cruise activities at the state’s seaports. Asia is JAXPORT’s fastest growing container market and now accounts for 33 percent of the port’s TEU throughput, up from just 7 percent in 2014. Import laden cargo container volumes at the Port of Los Angeles increased 4.7 percent in April compared to April 2015.  Total throughput – imports, exports and empty containers – for the year through April was up 8 percent from January-April 2015.

Cargo tonnage and the cruise passenger count rose to record highs last year at the Port of Montreal, according to the port authority’s annual report. Operating revenues also increased and work moved forward on major capital projects, including a new container terminal and a rehabilitated cruise ship facility. Containerized exports at the Port of Oakland grew in April for the fourth consecutive month. The Port of Virginia posted April container volume increases at its Hampton Roads, Richmond and Virginia Inland Port terminals. 
Employment Opportunities:
Senior Planner (Port Everglades); Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Broward County Board of County Commissioners

Multiple Positions - California Air Resources Board - Transportation and Toxics Division
; California Air Resources Board

Executive Director, Port of Port Angeles; Port Angeles, Washington; Jones Strategic

Deputy Director; Eureka, California; Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District

Sr. Director Environment & Sustainability; Seattle, Washington; Port of Seattle

Senior Program Manager, Port Master Plan (Project); New York, New York; Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Controller (Assistant Director of Finance); Long Beach, California; Port of Long Beach
Port Business Opportunities:

Request for Expressions of Interest: Notice to Industry of Upcoming Work
Transportation Technology Associates